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Posted in: Fire ravages Notre Dame cathedral in Paris; spire collapses See in context

The technological advance that this building ushered in as it was built over a 200 year span were ground breaking. Truly hope the north rose window has survived, it is the only one left that is original, finished in 1260!

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Posted in: ANA unveils new Boeing 787-10 for international routes See in context

Boeing has a far better safety record than Airbus.

Not true. Both manufacturers, when you look at Full Loss Event (FLE), which is the proportion of people killed in a plane crash, are essentially identical:

Airbus: 24 FLE, 35 crashes, 0.686 FLE/crash

Boeing: 171.95 FLE, 251 crashes, 0.685 FLE/crash

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Posted in: ANA unveils new Boeing 787-10 for international routes See in context

Those saying it isn’t of concern, connected or relevant, well, it is. It’s the company’s culture that is terrifying, pushing through an aircraft without training to “save money", the connection to the FAA, the slow response to obvious issues that killed 189 people with the Lion Air flight. All VERY concerning.

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Posted in: Australian man arrested for spraying graffiti on Tokyo subway cars See in context

The idiocy of vandalism apart, it’s not even good. He is Banksey with a big fat W. Enjoy your stay, fine and boot out.

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Posted in: 34-year-old man put on nationwide wanted list for murder of 86-year-old See in context

JT, photo? Some who only use this site for Japanese news, and live in Japan, may appreciate a photo.

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Posted in: Uniqlo’s new 'communist dictator' jacket has Japanese commenters confused and snickering See in context

@Pukey2: LOL. And people are down voting you? WhoooooooSHH!

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Posted in: Japanese women encouraged to give boyfriends sexy underwear and loaf of bread for Valentine’s Day See in context

I don’t know, loaves and shorts are usually a bad mix.

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Posted in: Wild boar bites off woman's finger See in context

Capture and release. No need to go full Mac Eliot on the animal.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being hit, killed by car driven by father See in context

The ‘It’ll never happen to me” syndrome. Antenna fixing/field checking in a typhoon, working the fields in a heatwave, no supervision of toddlers/children on the balcony, in the carpark, outside the house...

It DOES happen. Know this.

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Posted in: Aum cult founder Asahara, 6 followers hanged See in context

@JT, that’s an odd photo to lead this news with, showing a mass murderer in a serene state of what looks like peaceful contemplation. He brought nothing but death, fear and destruction.

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Posted in: Belgium beats Japan 3-2 in injury time to reach World Cup quarterfinals See in context

Now -- in our house -- we’re for Japan staying in until the final just for the sheer gall of being for that ball 1 billion %. Fantastic tactics until that last corner... a need for redemption, for the way they played Poland having to be put right, for sure. What a World Cup!

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Posted in: Osaka Gas expects to take over a week to restore some supply after quake See in context

A maximum of 12 days to bring all customers back online, with the repairs, checks and checks again to ensure safety on a heavily failsafe guarded system? Seems reasonable to me. So few fires -- 3? -- no explosions and no city blocks, towns or villages told to evacuate due to gas leaks after a 6.1 earthquake: QED.

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Posted in: Marijuana tops paint thinner as most abused substance in Japan See in context

As with any substance that we ingest, too much of a good thing can be bad. Especially when comparing modern marijuana to products even 15 years ago, the level of THC is much greater now. An overdose on marijuana is dissimilar to overdoses on other drugs because marijuana consumption, in and of itself, is not life-threatening. But using too much of the drug can have hazardous results, which may increase the risk of death.

Someone who consumed a lot of marijuana may be unaware of their environment, which can lead to accidents. Furthermore, marijuana intoxication has been linked, in some studies, with psychosis, resulting in hallucinations, delusions, or extreme paranoia. A person who is having a psychotic episode may put themselves in dangerous situations due to confusion or detachment.

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Posted in: Osaka area hit by powerful quake sits above active faults See in context

If you don’t already have this site, check out your area. Of course this only shows known fault lines, not all.

https://gbank.gsj.jp/activefault/cgi-bin/search_e.cgi?search_no=e007&versioin_no=1&search_mode=2

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Posted in: 4 dead, more than 300 injured after M6.1 quake hits northern Osaka region See in context

The incident of the 9 year old girl just breaks my heart, walking to school and then that. No rhyme or reason just so goddam sad. I just imagine being her parent, sibling... Dear me.

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Posted in: Trump abandons Iran nuclear deal, to revive sanctions See in context

The agreement can survive, but Trump should have at least had a plan... the duffus.

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Posted in: Fido funeral: In Japan, a send-off for robot dogs See in context

The media fanfare did however prompt many owners of older models to look for ways to repair their faithful friends, or to donate those behind salvage.

Attention from the media has seen owners of older models look at ways to repair their faithful friends, or to even donate those beyond salvaging.

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Posted in: Fido funeral: In Japan, a send-off for robot dogs See in context

Line editor, where are you? Arghhh!

The media fanfare did however prompt many owners of older models to look for ways to repair their faithful friends, or to donate those behind salvage.

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Posted in: Ex-NHK reporter pleads not guilty to alleged serial rapes See in context

How can a person who is raped NOT be injured? What an awful lack of insight to voice by the indictment. Anyone raped is injured, at the very least psychologically.

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Posted in: Quake shakes parts of western Japan; more tremors expected See in context

@Goodluck: Zichi posting facts doesn’t make him a supporter of NPPs, telling lies would make him untrustworthy as a source of information concerning the Japanese Nuclear Village, and that is exactly what his information isn’t, he just provided facts.

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Posted in: Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning See in context

Forgotten = forgone. (Doh!)

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Posted in: Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning See in context

If it was a Russian state sponsored act, then this is exactly what Putin and his cohorts wanted for the upcoming ‘election’, “Look, we’re under attack from the West. Vote for me.” Although it’s a forgotten conclusion that he’ll win, he wants to see a big turn out, for legitimacy. This “Attack on the Motherland” will help him get that.

Jeremy Corbyn’s approach of being more cautious was echoed in other capitals, and it wasn’t caution against the nerve agent, "An abhorrence” but of jumping in before there is irrefutable evidence linking it to Moscow. There are many actors plying their tradecraft in The Circus, always best to KNOW for certain who it was that played their hand.

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Posted in: British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76 See in context

...who lived in the light of fact!

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Posted in: British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76 See in context

*"He may now see the truth”? “He's in heaven”? *WT...

“I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”

Professor Stephen Hawkings

A true giant amongst us.

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Posted in: Many Japanese travel to Philippines to study English See in context

Accent, as long as it is intelligible, is the least important component of English language communication. The days of snobbery with Thames Estuary or received speech English are thankfully very much on the wain in the international community.

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Posted in: Coincheck may be unable to reimburse customers after theft See in context

Crazy as it is, totally preventable, AND you can still sign up to Coincheck on their website!

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Posted in: Reactors at TEPCO's Niigata nuclear plant pass safety review See in context

@Viking, no, TEPCO ignored all and any data concerning tsunami presented to it connected to events prior to 1896, including a 2001 report about the 3000-year history: "The recurrence interval for a large-scale tsunami is 800 to 1100 years. More than 1100 years have passed since the Jogan tsunami, and, given the reoccurrence interval, the possibility of a large tsunami striking the Sendai plain is high.” They foolishly ignored ‘worse case scenarios’.

Sotegai is unacceptable as an excuse. This is why TEPCO must NOT be allowed to restart any of they NPP!

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC officials food from disaster-hit region See in context

Am sure, as me, if any one tried ‘to feed’ me, people form the IOC will say...

NO.

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Posted in: Australian lawmaker proposes to same-sex partner on floor of parliament See in context

@Toasted WhoooooOOOOSH!

Good luck to ‘em. Well done Aussies.

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Posted in: Japan exports climb on surging demand for cars, machinery See in context

JT, but you NEVER post the consensus which had exports using to 15.8%, so this is BELOW expectations. Same with imports, 18.9% but expected to be 20.2%.

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